I know I promised to start covering the preseason performances of defensive players, but after looking over the early results, I Geno Atkins Cincinnati Bengalsbelieve we will not have a good grasp on what is going on with IDP until we get through week 3 or so. So, you ask, what good is the IDP Report, Preseason Edition if you aren't going to give us guidance for our upcoming drafts? Glad you asked. How about my updated IDP rankings, going 50 deep at linebacker, defensive line and defensive back? Now, if you were wise enough to grab the 2014 Fantasy Alarm Draft Guide, you know that we included a set of IDP rankings there. Things change, however, and thus I have updated my IDP rankings based upon my projections of what players are going to do in the regular season, and those are based on my scoring parameters for my IDP leagues, which are as follows:

            Solo Tackle (or Total Tackles) 1 point

            Assisted tackle 1/2 point

            Sack 4 points

            Interception 6 points

            Pass defended 1 point

            Fumble forced 4 point

            Fumble recovered 2 points

            Safety 2 points

            Blocked FG/PAT/Punt 6 points

            All defensive TDs 6 points

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If you happen to use a different scoring system, I would be glad to run it through my projection calculator and provide a personalized set of rankings. Just drop me a line at my e-mail address at the bottom of this post.

Lavonte David Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Rank

Linebacker

Team/Bye

Age

1

Lavonte David

TB/7

32

2

Luke Kuechly

CAR/12

24

3

Vontaze Burfict

CIN/4

24

4

Paul Posluszny

JAX/11

25

5

Karlos Dansby

CLE/4

30

6

Derrick Johnson

KC/6

29

7

Mychal Kendricks

PHI/7

26

8

Jerod Mayo

NE/10

24

9

Bobby Wagner

SEA/4

25

10

Patrick Willis

SF/8

28

11

Chad Greenway

MIN/10

23

12

Perry Riley

WAS/10

28

13

Lawrence Timmons

PIT/12

30

14

Alec Ogletree

STL/4

33

15

Brandon Spikes

BUF/9

24

16

Paul Worrilow

ATL/9

23

17

James Laurinaitis

STL/4

23

18

Donald Butler

SD/10

28

19

Lance Briggs

CHI/9

26

20

Jerrell Freeman

IND/10

34

21

C.J. Mosley

BAL/11

28

22

Thomas Davis

CAR/12

31

23

Jamie Collins

NE/10

25

24

Stephen Tulloch

DET/9

26

25

D'Qwell Jackson

IND/10

31

26

Ryan Shazier

PIT/12

22

27

DeMeco Ryans

PHI/7

25

28

Curtis Lofton

NO/6

31

29

Mason Foster

TB/7

29

30

Daryl Smith

BAL/11

27

31

Dannell Ellerbe

MIA/5

24

32

Bruce Carter

DAL/11

32

33

Brad Jones

GB/9

28

34

Brian Cushing

HOU/10

32

35

David Harris

NYJ/11

32

36

Zach Brown

TEN/9

31

37

Keenan Robinson

WAS/10

24

38

Justin Durant

DAL/11

29

39

D.J. Williams

CHI/9

26

40

Miles Burris

OAK/5

22

41

DeAndre Levy

DET/9

30

42

Nigel Bradham

BUF/9

24

43

Joplo Bartu

ATL/9

23

44

Nate Irving

DEN/4

21

45

Von Miller

DEN/4

24

46

Khalil Mack

OAK/5

27

47

A.J. Hawk

GB/9

26

48

David Hawthorne

NO/6

28

49

Anthony Barr

MIN/10

26

50

Telvin Smith

JAX/11

24

 

J.J. Watt Houston Texans

Rank

Defensive Linesman

Tm

Age

1

J.J. Watt

HOU/10

25

2

Robert Quinn

STL/4

24

3

Chandler Jones

NE/10

32

4

Greg Hardy

CAR/12

26

5

Cameron Wake

MIA/5

29

6

Mario Williams

BUF/9

32

7

Jason Pierre-Paul

NYG/8

28

8

Calais Campbell

ARI/4

28

9

Jared Allen

CHI/9

25

10

Muhammad Wilkerson

NYJ/11

24

11

Rob Ninkovich

NE/10

32

12

Olivier Vernon

MIA/5

25

13

Justin Tuck

OAK/5

29

14

Cameron Jordan

NO/6

29

15

Lamarr Houston

CHI/9

25

16

Adrian Clayborn

TB/7

25

17

Kyle Williams

BUF/9

31

18

DeMarcus Ware

DEN/4

25

19

Carlos Dunlap

CIN/4

33

20

Michael Bennett

SEA/4

24

21

Charles Johnson

CAR/12

27

22

Geno Atkins

CIN/4

26

23

Michael Johnson

TB/7

26

24

Sheldon Richardson

NYJ/11

27

25

Ezekiel Ansah

DET/9

25

26

Chris Long

STL/4

27

27

Jerry Hughes

BUF/9

26

28

Gerald McCoy

TB/7

27

29

Ndamukong Suh

DET/9

27

30

George Selvie

DAL/11

31

31

Chris Clemons

JAX/11

30

32

Andre Branch

JAX/11

26

33

LaMarr Woodley

OAK/5

31

34

Jurrell Casey

TEN/9

30

35

Everson Griffen

MIN/10

30

36

Brian Robison

MIN/10

31

37

Justin Smith

SF/8

27

38

Mathias Kiwanuka

NYG/8

28

39

Sylvester Williams

DEN/4

25

40

Sen'Derrick Marks

JAX/11

34

41

Cameron Heyward

PIT/12

35

42

Henry Melton

DAL/11

28

43

Corey Peters

ATL/9

26

44

Julius Peppers

GB/9

26

45

Antonio Smith

OAK/5

24

46

Wallace Gilberry

CIN/4

26

47

Ahtyba Rubin

CLE/4

2014

48

Akiem Hicks

NO/6

34

49

Damon Harrison

NYJ/11

34

50

Tommy Kelly

NE/10

24

Harrison Smith Minnesota Vikings

Rank

Defensive Back

Tm

Age

1

Harrison Smith

MIN/10

26

2

Eric Weddle

SD/10

29

3

Eric Berry

KC/6

32

4

Morgan Burnett

GB/9

25

5

T.J. Ward

DEN/4

28

6

Antrel Rolle

NYG/8

31

7

Bernard Pollard

TEN/9

27

8

Earl Thomas

SEA/4

26

9

Kenny Vaccaro

NO/6

24

10

Barry Church

DAL/11

31

11

DeAngelo Hall

WAS/10

25

12

Jairus Byrd

NO/6

22

13

Johnathan Cyprien

JAX/11

29

14

Stevie Brown

NYG/8

26

15

William Moore

ATL/9

29

16

LaRon Landry

IND/10

27

17

Kam Chancellor

SEA/4

33

18

Johnthan Banks

TB/7

28

19

Tramon Williams

GB/9

23

20

Da'Norris Searcy

BUF/9

30

21

Calvin Pryor

NYJ/11

31

22

Alterraun Verner

TB/7

24

23

Charles Woodson

OAK/5

23

24

Aaron Williams

BUF/9

24

25

Roman Harper

CAR/12

38

26

David Amerson

WAS/10

25

27

Matt Elam

BAL/11

30

28

Tyvon Branch

OAK/5

30

29

T.J. McDonald

STL/4

26

30

Troy Polamalu

PIT/12

26

31

Jason McCourty

TEN/9

25

32

Malcolm Jenkins

PHI/7

23

33

Lardarius Webb

BAL/11

24

34

Tyrann Mathieu

ARI/4

32

35

J.J. Wilcox

DAL/11

33

36

Mike Mitchell

PIT/12

25

37

Devin McCourty

NE/10

28

38

D.J. Swearinger

HOU/10

24

39

James Ihedigbo

DET/9

27

40

Winston Guy

JAX/11

28

41

Donte Whitner

CLE/4

29

42

Charles Tillman

CHI/9

25

43

Cortland Finnegan

MIA/5

32

44

Brent Grimes

MIA/5

29

45

Richard Sherman

SEA/4

28

46

Marcus Gilchrist

SD/10

29

47

Trumaine Johnson

STL/4

25

48

Eric Reid

SF/8

23

49

Mark Barron

TB/7

26

50

Ha Ha Clinton-Dix

GB/9

25

Unless you play in an incredibly deep IDP league, these tables should get you through most of your drafts. As I said above, I am willing to adjust my rankings based up your league's scoring settings. Like the difference between PPR and non-PPR leagues, a big play IDP setup has different rankings than a more standard league.

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As ever, good luck and Godspeed in your fantasy efforts. Make sure to read all of our great articles to help you win your fantasy match ups every week and ultimately bask in championship glory.  If you have any fantasy football questions, especially about IDP leagues, I can be reached at ia@fantasyalarm.com.




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IDP Man 

You didn't rank Welsey Woodyard inside your top 50 LBs?!


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